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IDG Contributor Network: Why banks should stay well clear of blockchain

If the financial services industry is banking on blockchain as the basis for new service innovation, it will be sorely disappointed. Blockchain's design principles are completely at odds with those of the industry, and the technology is fraught wi.....»»

Category: cloudcomputingSource:  linuxworldApr 21st, 2017

Google Fiber building in Louisville despite lawsuit from AT&T and Charter

Google Fiber filing permit to begin construction in Louisville. Enlarge / Google Fiber equipment boxes in a Kansas City home in 2012. (credit: Google Fiber | Bloomberg) Google Fiber is getting ready to build a long-awaited network in Louisvill.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News23 min. ago

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft launches a slew of IoT-related offerings

Microsoft this week announced the launch of Microsoft IoT Central, a software as a service (SaaS) designed to reduce the complexity of deploying internet of things (IoT) solutions. It is a fully managed SaaS offering for customers and partners to.....»»

Category: cloudcomputingSource:  cwRelated News59 min. ago

Logitech G213 Prodigy review: An ambitious keyboard that"s oversized and overpriced

Rubber-dome keyboards are back.Sure, they’ve been around here and there. People who don’t care or don’t know about mechanical keyboards keep the market for them alive and well.But for enthusiasts, they’ve been good as dead. Virtually every.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 23 min. ago

Sorry Pixel owners, Google won"t be updating your phones past Android P

When the Pixel came out last year, it was a clear departure from the Nexus program. With a Google logo stamped on the back, the phones weren’t just crafted around the purest vision for Android, they gave us hope that we would finally have a phon.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 23 min. ago

Should your next big hire be a chief A.I. officer?

As companies increasingly turn to artificial intelligence to communicate with customers, make sense of big data and find answers to vexing questions, some say it's time to think about hiring a chief A.I. officer.A chief artificial intelligence Off.....»»

Category: developmentSource:  cwRelated News1 hr. 23 min. ago

America Is Dropping So Many Bombs That We"re Literally Running Out

President Trump has said that America needs to rebuild its military, which is laughable in many ways. But he’s right in one respect. We need more bombs. Why? Because the US has dropped so many bombs in the fight against ISIS over the past two years.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 23 min. ago

Even If You"re Sick of Julian Assange, Go See This New WikiLeaks Documentary

Risk should be a boring movie. Sure, it’s the latest documentary from Academy Award-winner Laura Poitras, but it’s also about WikiLeaks. Haven’t we all had enough of Julian Assange and his cadre of world-warping weirdos? The thing is, you’ve.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

America Is Dropping So Many Bombs on ISIS That We"re Literally Running Out

President Trump has said that America needs to rebuild its military, which is laughable in many ways. But he’s right in one respect. We need more bombs. Why? Because the US has dropped so many bombs in the fight against ISIS over the past two years.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

WASD CODE Keyboard

The CODE keyboard is a collaboration between a keyboard manufacturing company and a famous software developer, making it designed with one thing in mind - lots of typing. Offering rare Cherry MX Green and MX Clear switches, and dip switches.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News1 hr. 47 min. ago

Noontec-TerraMaster D2-310: Direct Attached Storage with a kick.

D2-310 is a direct attached storage device by Noontec-TerraMaster. Most of the market is moving away from DAS devices to network based devices however, there is still a need for simple and fast solutions to store data locally. D2-310 offers.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News1 hr. 47 min. ago

Why 2x2 Wave 2 access points make no sense

Everyone loves the latest and greatest technology. A new iPhone comes out, and people camp out at the stores to buy one. Microsoft releases a new version of Xbox, and they’re sold out for months.Sometimes, though, the newest thing doesn’t make.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News1 hr. 47 min. ago

StreetDrone’s new autonomous electric car is made for the education market

 Self-driving cars are popping up all over, but UK-based StreetDrone thinks it should be easier for the education market to pick one up, ready with all the sensors and tech on board they need to provide the basis for research and study. ThatR.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 46 min. ago

If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

If you're a network engineer, don't rush out and learn a programming language. To compete in the new world of software-defined networking, it might be more important to start thinking like a programmer.That was one of the ideas that emerged this w.....»»

Category: cloudcomputingSource:  linuxworldRelated News2 hr. 47 min. ago

Patty Jenkins Already Has Plans for a Wonder Woman Sequel, But What Should It Be About?

Wonder Woman doesn’t hit theaters for over a month, but director Patty Jenkins is already looking to make a sequel, where she wants Wonder Woman to head to the good ol’ USA. But what do you think Diana should do, travel to, and battle in the sequ.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News3 hr. 6 min. ago

Bitcoin and Ether prices hit all-time high

 Something is going on in the cryptocurrency world, but it’s hard to figure out why prices are jumping. Both bitcoin and Ether prices are currently trading at an all-time high. According to Coindesk’s price index, you could buy one b.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 58 min. ago

Why peer-to-peer Apple Pay is a great idea

Even in 2017, paying for things is still mostly terrible—even more so now that a multitude of options seem to confront us every time we step up to a register: Do I swipe? Insert my card? Enter a PIN? Sign my name?When Apple Pay launched in 2014,.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News4 hr. 14 min. ago

Musical.ly reportedly partners with Apple Music for its music snippets

 According to a new report from Recode, Musical.ly is about to release a new update to its mobile app with a major change. The company is switching from 7digital to Apple music for its music catalog. Musical.ly’s video social network app h.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 6 min. ago

Facebook "observed propaganda efforts" by governments

The social network says it has seen highly organised attempts to manipulate information on the site......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News6 hr. 7 min. ago

Nokia 3310 (2017) To Be Priced At Rs 3,899?

Who doesn’t know about Nokia 3310 that mesmerised everyone at the MWC2017 event held in Barcelona? Well. we all do. However, here’s something new for us Indians. The Nokia phone is being suggested to enter the Indian market with a price tag of Rs.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News9 hr. 6 min. ago

Macronix reports profit for 1Q17

Macronix International has reported its third consecutive profitable quarter enabling its net value per share to stay above NT$5 (US$0.17). The maker of flash and mask ROM memory expects to resume trading under normal conditions on the Taiwan Stock E.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News9 hr. 47 min. ago